We Want Beer! You think you’re thirsty now – imagine how you felt in 1932. Celebrate the joys of not needing to protest having a great local beer from your local Montana brew house.
On May 14, 1932, the mayor of New York, Jimmy Walker, had had enough. Not only couldn’t they drink but the lack of tax revenue from beer and alcohol sales were killing the budgets and services of major cities. Even worse for several years in the 1920s, the government had actually been poisoning some de-natured alcohol supplies to thwart bootlegging. Over 100,000 Americans reportedly died from such poisoning! Other signs seen in some of the famous protest included “Never Say Dry” and “Open the Spigots and Drown the Bigots.”
As many as 100,000 people turned out for these beer protests. They eventually spread to other cities including Chicago (40,000) and Dayton (17,000). Prohibition was repealed in December of 1933 to the collective relief of almost everybody.
Available in composite wood or .75″ solid pine. We lightly stained to protect the wood and bring out the grain.